The city of Mason City, Iowa is a community of just under 28,000 people but was host to a large rally in support of environmental issues, such as climate change, as well as the rights of women, immigrants, LGBTQ, and others that have been subject to questionable attacks by the new administration. According to North Iowa Today, demonstrators from as far as Minnesota and Rockwell were reported to have attended.
Buchite reached out to Progressive Voices of Iowa for help promoting the rally and was very happy with the turnout.
“Crowd size was forty counter-protester to one” Buchite said. “There was no age group that was not represented and fairly even representation. Our side had men, women families, and kids.”
Buchite recorded parts of the event and some of the speakers and posted the video to his Facebook. You can find those below.
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